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Trouble at the CDC?

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posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Trouble at the CDC?


the-scientist.com

Anonymous letters to The Lancet point to problems with the CDC’s Center for Global Health, but the agency denies the allegations.


Allegations in the letters, excerpts of which were published in The Lancet within the last month and aimed at the CDC’s 18-month-old Center for Global Health, range from general low morale amongst staffers at the center to misappropriation of funds and clashing with the US Agency for International Development programs. ...
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posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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One of the three letters calls for an “objective evaluation” of the global health division, and the other two propose that a Congressional investigation be initiated.


Be interesting to see what happens with these complaints, if anything. When I saw this article, I immediately thought of one I read yesterday, about how whistleblowers are ignored by Washington.


Why No One Would Listen

What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing—or to be ignored for doing so?

Whistleblowers have been under intense scrutiny in Washington lately, at least when it comes to the national security state. In recent years, the Obama administration has set a record by accusing no fewer than six government employees, who allegedly leaked classified information to reporters, of violating the Espionage Act, a draconian law dating back to 1917. Yet when it comes to workers who have risked their careers to expose misconduct in the corporate and financial arena, a different pattern has long prevailed. Here, the problem hasn’t been an excess of attention from government officials eager to chill dissent, but a dearth of attention that has often left whistleblowers feeling no less isolated and discouraged.


So - if you shout loud enough to be heard, you're charged with treason for violating the Espionage Act - but if you blow your whistle quietly, nobody listens.

The article's current, but it's an old old story and the cases date back more than decades. Check it out - interesting stuff.






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posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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How objective would a congressional hearing be?
In this day and age of corruption...



posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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reply to post by manicminxx
 


Originally posted by manicminxx
How objective would a congressional hearing be?
In this day and age of corruption...


As asked in the 2nd article:

What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing—or to be ignored for doing so?




posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Just discovered this very important -and related- thread:

NYPD Officer Thrown in Psych Ward by Superiors After Revealing Systemic Corruption





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